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St Joseph'sCatholic Primary & Nursery School

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Miss Berry is our Teacher


Mrs Crenol is our class Teaching Assistant, she works Tuesday-Friday.

Mrs Green is our class Teaching Assistant on a Monday.

Miss Cooper is our class PPA Cover Teacher she teaches us 9-12am on a Thursday morning.


Our Spring Term Topic is


'Space Race..........' 


 In our Topic lessons the children will …

  • Talk about changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life.
  • Recall events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.
  • Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements


They will also...

  • Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage.
  • Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key
  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:
  • key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather
  • key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop
  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country


Our science work will focus on 'Animals including humans'.


The children will learn ...

  • notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
  • find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
  • describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.


This will be handed out on a Friday and is due back in the following Friday at the very latest. Where possible, homework will link to work being covered in class.


Spellings are also handed out on a Friday ready for a test the following Friday. Please make sure the children are practicing their spellings every week.


Share a story journal

Every week on a Friday, one child from the class will bring home the 'Share a story journal'. This is a further opportunity for you to read with your child while enjoying a nice cup of 'hot chocolate' (provided by the school). If it is your turn to complete the journal, we ask that it is returned on the Monday so that teachers have a chance to look over any work that has been completed.    



PE is currently on a  Tuesday and a Friday (Gymnastics). Please ensure your child has the correct kit (including daps or trainers) on these days.


Reading Books

We are continuing to improve children's reading fluency and comprehension. Please continue to hear your child read as often as possible and use the question based bookmarks to support this process. We encourage children to change reading books as regularly as possible. Please ensure you record any reading that takes place at home with a simple comment inside the small blue/green book (Reading Record). Finished books can be placed inside the classroom crate on a daily basis but they will not be changed unless the reading record has been written in.